Giants acquire Sexsmith from Broncos for first round draft pick

Swift Current Broncos


As trade action heated up across the Western Hockey League Sunday, the Swift Current Broncos and Vancouver Giants made a smaller, yet still surprising deal.

Heading to the Giants is defenceman Joel Sexsmith (2002) while the Broncos will receive a first round selection in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft.

Sexsmith, a 6-foot-1, 165-pound product of Edmonton, Alta. was drafted by the Broncos in the first round, ninth overall, of the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft.

“Joel Sexsmith is a top-end, highly skilled two-way defenceman that we followed very closely during his draft year,” Giants general manager Glen Hanlon said. “We are very proud of our 2017 draft and to add another player like Joel to our organization from that 2002-born group sets us up very nicely for the future.”

During his final Bantam season he recorded 16 points (4G, 12A) in 30 games with the Rink Hockey Academy (CSSBHL). He has played in eight games for the Northern Alberta X-Treme Prep squad of the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL), amassing four points (1G-3A) to go along with 12 penalty minutes. He participated in the WHL Cup this past fall, suiting up for Team Alberta and notching three points (1G-2A), helping Alberta claim a silver medal.

Swift Current returns to action on Friday, January 12th (7:00 p.m. CST) when they faceoff against the Prince Albert Raiders at the Art Hauser Centre. The Giants are in action Tuesday, January 9 (7:00 p.m. PST) when they head north to face the Prince George Cougars.

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